tasteless, odorless powder that occurs naturally in marble, , coral, eggshells, pearls or oyster shells
odorless white to off-white granules, powder or liquid. Produced in a variety of ways, including treating with , combining with a solution and by concentrating and purifying naturally occurring brines from salt lakes and salt deposits. Has many uses including additive for foods, deicing agent for sidewalks and roads, water treatment.
a synthetic preservative used to prevent crystal formation and to retard color loss. Has caused health problems and is banned in Australia and certain other countries.
also known as slaked lime. Used as acidity regulator in drinks and frozen foods or as a preservative. It's produced commercially by treating lime with water or by mixing and . It's most commonly derived from limestone, but can also derived from seashells.
the calcium salt of
(Monobasic, Dibasic and Tribasic) a mineral salt found in rocks and bones. Used as an anti-caking agent in cosmetics and food, mineral supplement, abrasive in toothpaste and jelling agent. Also known as calcium rock.
mineral calcium with .
the calcium salt of the ester of lactyl lactate. a vegetable wax obtained from candelilla plants.
obtained from sugarcane. In some countries (like the U.S.), cane sugar is often processed through .
used as a coloring. It is manufactured by heating carbohydrates with or without acids or alkalis. Possible carbohydrates used are corn, beet sugar, cane sugar, wheat or potatoes. The great majority of caramel is derived from corn and will be vegan. However, some caramel is derived from and not necessarily vegan.
a weak acid formed when carbon dioxide combines with water.
alpha carotene, and gamma-carotene
fine wool from the cashmere goat and wild goat of Tibet
Obtained from the anal scent gland of the beaver
A vegetable oil expressed from the castor bean.
enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. It is derived from cattle liver or fungus and used in the food industry
dried and twisted intestines of the sheep or horse
roe of the sturgeon and other fish
the principal component of the fiber of plants. Cellulose is usually obtained from wood pulp or cotton (which contains about 90% cellulose)
found in or synthetic
, can be synthetic
charred bone or wood
organic base of the hard parts of insects and crustacea e.g. shrimps, crabs
soft leather from the skin of the chamois antelope, sheep, goats, deer etc.
a steroid alcohol occurring in all animal fats and oils, nervous tissue, egg yolk and blood.
used in products designed to help alleviate the effects of osteoarthritis. Produced synthetically or derived from the cartilage of cows, pigs, sharks, fish or birds
enzyme primarily derived from ox pancreas.
obtained from cinnamon leaves, coca leaves, balsams like storax or isolated from a wood-rotting fungus. Can be made synthetically.
derived from citrus fruits and since the 1920s commercially produced by fermenting sugar solutions with the microorganism Aspergillus niger. The main raw materials used in the production are corn-derived and molasses.
substance painfully scraped from glands in the anal pouch of the civet cat
thick liquid or semisolid tar obtained from bituminous coal (= soft coal)
red pigment extracted from the crushed carcasses of the female cochineal insect, a cactus-feeding scale insect
oil extracted from the liver of cod and related fish
modified food starch derived from . Used in frozen foods and canned products. Often labeled as 'Food Starch - Modified'
a protein found in most connective tissues, including bone, cartilage and skin. It is usually derived from cows or chickens
a purified protein derived from animal sources. It's produced by breaking down to smaller protein fragments
Can be from plant, animal and synthetic sources. Most and colors are derived from . Coal tar in itself is considered a vegan product. However, coal tar derivatives cause frequent allergic reactions, like skin rashes and hives. It has also shown to cause cancer in animals. For this reason, colors and dyes are continuously tested on animals. That's why and colors and dyes can generally not be considered vegan and I will mark them as on this page.
hard calcareous substance consisting of the continuous skeleton secreted by coelenterate polyps for their support and habitation
derived from dried corn kernels
a form of made from . It is used as a sweetener
steroid hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex and their synthetic analogs.
fixed oil derived from the seeds of the cultivated varieties of the cotton plant
Colorant derived from
amino acid that oxidizes to form
amino acid found in the hair protein keratin
derived from hair, both human and animal, or feathers. Can be synthetically produced from .
a compound produced from .
acid produced by the fermentation of whey, cornstarch, potatoes or molasses.
enzyme derived from fungus of yeast. It prevents lactose from being broken down into glucose and galactose. It is used in the dairy industry for people who are lactose intolerant.
milk sugar. A type of sugar only found in milk.
fat extracted from sheep's wool.
fat surrounding the stomach and kidneys of the pig, sheep and cattle.
the fresh berries and leaf extract of the laurel tree.
constituent of vegetable fats, especially coconut oil and oil. Derivatives are used as a base in the manufacture of soaps, detergents and .
compound usually produced from coconut oil (which is naturally high in lauric acid) or from a petroleum based version of lauric acid
tanned hide (mostly from cattle but also sheep, pigs and goats etc)
fatty substance found in nerve tissues, egg yolk, blood and other tissues. Mainly obtained commercially from soya bean, peanut and corn
porous rock formed over thousands of years from the compression of shells and bones of marine animals.
enzyme from the stomachs, tongue glands of calves, kids and lambs. Can also be from derived from plants, fungus or yeast. It breaks down fat to glycerol and fatty acids.
substance of deep yellow color found in egg yolk. Obtained commercially from marigold.
The mixture of sodium peroxide (Na 2 O 2) and hydrochloric acid, ..
chromium is obtained from a chromium oxide by a using more reactive aluminium and titanium is released from titanium chloride by heating it with highly reactive sodium or magnesium metal.